Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Food for three long-duration Skylab missions was stowed aboard the space station, some of it in lockers in the galley-wardroom, and some of it in the "attic" until it was needed. This is a container for storing canned goods. Inside each storage tube a removable rack held 12 cans of food, each a single serving for one astronaut. The rack kept the cans from floating about in weightlessness. Storage lockers loaded with these containers served as a pantry. This food storage equipment was used for training before the 1973-1974 Skylab missions.

NASA transferred this item to the Museum with the backup Skylab in 1975.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center




3-D: 38.1 x 7.6cm (15 x 3 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

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